29 September 2011
Read Right to Left - Love Pistols
I've gained enough practice over the past few years and in particular over the past few months that I actually finished this video more quickly than I predicted I would. I feel like it would've been finished even more quickly if not for the amount of times I came across a particularly bizarre or sexual image and was forced to take a step back and ask myself, "Why am I reviewing this?"
The fact that I followed through with this video despite having to ignore the many, many images in the manga that don't show up in this episode and are far less work-safe than the ones that do has forced me to reconsider my stance on material that is appropriate for Read Right to Left. I blame Rollo T and LordKaT for my now being far more comfortable talking about R-rated material to an audience. Speaking of those two, be sure to check out Chris and my podcast, Weekly Manga Recap, broadcast live every Sunday at 5 pm at live.lordkat.com, and arriving the following Monday night on thatguywiththeglasses.com
NOTE: A Twitter follower, @roxannablack, pointed out to me that yaoi are specifically sexual works, not shounen-ai. Shounen-ai titles deal with romantic relationships between men, but are not necessarily sexual. Or to put it another way, all yaoi are shounen-ai, but not all shounen-ai are yaoi. So my referring to the work as a shounen-ai in the video is not incorrect (as it is both), but I DO incorrectly state that shounen-ai works are about "gay sex". So thanks Melanee for pointing out my mistake. Everybody else: she has some damn cool-looking artwork over at her blog that you can check out.